Part-food store, part-eatery, enjoy gourmet fare and speciality coffee.
Satisfy your stomach and soul with hearty brunch creations, served in a homey setting.
Find an extensive selection of free range meats at one of Melbourne’s premier butchers.
Where fresh produce abounds, along with speciality deli items and ready-made meals.
A trove of elegant white shirts, linen Capri pants, ruffled dresses and fitted blazers.
Inspired by the Australian bush, fill your new home with contemporary homewares and furniture from Inartisan.
Luxury activewear so beautiful, you’ll want to wear it on the days you’re not working out.
In a light-filled store, explore ethically designed garments, crafted jewellery pieces and exquisite ornaments.
This luscious garden oasis is just a 10-minute stroll from Armadale Manor.
Perfect your serve and hone your backhand among leafy surrounds.
Throw a ball around with your canine companion or check out the local football on weekends.
Comprised of an expansive, dog-friendly oval and a myriad of amenities.
S: I went to a wellness retreat about 8 years ago. It was my first week away after having three kids in three years. I spoke to a lovely integrated psychologist and she said I needed time for self nurture. I had all this guilt around being there, but when I came back, I realised I was actually a more compassionate mother, a better wife and an all round happier person. So then I started looking into what it is that makes us happy. How space and breath and pause foster a happier, more balanced lifestyle. I started to feel less guilty as I took some time away from time to time. And then I realised it wasn’t always easy to find the time to get away, to get on the plane, to take a week somewhere – that’s what sparked the idea for Willow. That idea of bringing that balance of mind, body and spirit back home.
S: In the inner-city we’re always rushing to work, rushing to the supermarket, everything is a rush. It can sometimes feel like there’s very little time for pause. Having a space like Willow allows you to take that time for retreat without having to travel far from home. Community is also really important to us here. We try and hold events each month just to engage the Armadale community; if people have time to be, and be present, we’ll be much more productive as people.
S: I would say our signature massage; it’s very holistic and we use beautiful crystal bowls that allow vibrational levels to elevate. Our most popular massage, however, is the Blissful Marma, which activates the different chakras and uses Ayurveda aromatherapy oils. We do offer bespoke treatments too.
Treat yourself to one of Willow’s indulgent and holistic treatments, from remedial massages to gold-infused facials.
Offering fun yet challenging Pilates workouts within a beautifully designed space.
The vibrant younger sister of Entrecote, a plate of oysters at Bouzy is best washed down with a glass of fizz.
Offering authentic French fare with the service to match, Chez Bob is a Melbourne institution.
D: The signature is my nonno’s ragu, a combination of slow cooked beef, pork and fennel sausage, cloves, garlic and bay leaves. It’s a transporting dish; people come in and they smell it cooking and it takes them back to being at their grandparents’ house. It takes me back to when my Nonni was alive. When you smell that cooking, you really expect a little old lady to come out from the kitchen with another serve. And of course, the homemade cannoli is a must-try.
D: We’re a local Southern Italian trattoria with beautiful Southern Italian and Australian varietal wines. Rina was actually my cousin. She was an amazing Southern Italian chef and she worked in and around restaurants in Melbourne for years. When Rina passed away, her sister asked me if I’d take over the restaurant, and in June of 2018, Adrian and I took over.
D: Our wine list focuses on the ‘minimal intervention’ style of wine making. So our sustainable ethos isn’t just reflected in the food; it’s in the wine as well. The actual list is small, but then we’ve also got our specials and our Mount Etna section. Etna is the strong feminine volcano of Sicily. They’re our special wines. Then there’s all the other Southern Italian Australian varietals; Vermentinos, Fianos. Interesting wines. We have warm and cold Sake on the menu too. There are enough places around selling Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which people like, but you can really experience something different and unique here.
Another local favourite, Toorak Cellars is the home of Melbourne’s most coveted drops.
Nestled away on Beatty Avenue, Sonny Chiba offers premium Japanese fare in a beautiful space.
450m from your doorstep, be in the city in under 15-minutes.
Carrying passengers up High Street and down St Kilda Road, hop on at the end of your street.